God’s word places great importance on TIME.
Ecclesiastes 3:1 “To everything there is a season, and a TIME to every purpose under the heaven.”
Ephesians 5:16 “Redeeming the TIME, because the days are evil.”
Psalms 89:47 “Remember how short my TIME is.”
James 4:14 “For what is your life? It is a vapor, that appeareth for a little TIME and then vanisheth away.”
Today’s society is very TIME conscious. We have our bedside alarm clocks, watch alarms, cell phone alarms, day-timers, Blackberry meeting reminders, and on-line schedules to remind us of important meetings and appointments.
In light of all this emphasis on TIME, how do we prioritize our TIME for meeting with our brothers and sisters to worship God or to study his word?
When was the last TIME you were late for:
Movie at a theater
Kick-off or tip-off of a sporting event
Dinner with friends at a restaurant
Business meeting with your boss or a client
In contrast, how often are you late for :
Bible study on Sunday morning
Worship services on Sunday
Bible study on Wednesday night
Special services where God’s word is being taught
Accidents happen, sickness occurs, but be honest with yourself, most cases of being late, anywhere, are due to poor planning in advance and bad habits which could be cured by leaving the house five or ten minutes earlier. Being late to services or classes disrupts the concentration of the teacher and the other students or audience. Give your spiritual life as much importance as your secular and social life and TIME will not be an issue.